NFL Draft Watch: Anthony Hill

Allen LoppCorrespondent IApril 17, 2009

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 16:  Tight end Anthony Hill #83 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack runs in for a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles during the game at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 16, 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Anthony Hill is a 6'5", 262 lbs. Tight End.

Anthony Hill went to North Carolina State University for 4 years.

He had a promising career at NC State to only be cut sort by injuries. His freshman year he had 15 catches and 140 yards with 1 touchdown.

His Sophomore year he was specular catching 45 passes for 478 yards averaging 10.6 yards per catch.

He suffered a torn ACL in 2007 and missed every game.

This past year he caught 19 passes for 234 yards and 4 touchdowns a career high.

He is tall with some strength and long arms.

Presents a nice target to his quarterback on bootlegs and in zones.

Physical blocking for the run and pass. Finds his target in space, can latch on and push him down field.

OK lateral movement to stay in front of defensive ends on the line. Lines up in the slot and with his hand down.

Uses his length and height to stretch the field.

Reliable, soft hands and physical enough to push off defenders and gain yardage after the catch.

He is built like a receiver. He is a long strider who lacks quickness out of his stance or the speed to separate, although his height is an advantage down field, he does not have suddenness in and out of routes, and will round them off.

He fails to sustain blocks against quicker defenders in space because he does not bend his knees, has slow footwork and stiff hips. Waist-bender when blocking defensive ends on the edge.

Durability is concerning with ACL and chest injuries keeping him out over the past two seasons.